Upcoming events for your diary;
Sample menu from July;
Somerset Pimms, rosemary focaccia, olives
Nectarine, buffalo mozzarella, basil & mint salad – v
Skate wing, almond butter, preserved lemon, wilted chard
(Caramelised leeks, almond butter, preserved lemon, wilted chard – v)
Duck with red currants, confit fennel, carrots & shallots
(Aubergine and artichoke gratin, confit fennel, carrots, shallots – v)
Boozy cherry and sour cream torte
Coffee/tea and rum truffles
Vegan supper club! For the first time, and due to a special request, Bishopston Supper Club will be hosting an all-vegan supper on Saturday 23rd August & Sunday 24th August (bank holiday weekend) both starting at 7pm. Five courses of fresh, seasonal, locally sourced and home grown produce for £25 per person, including aperitif and coffee (pay on the night in cash/Bristol pounds). Simple, honest, flavourful cooking using no animal products. BYO drinks.
Email email@example.com to book.
The menu will look something like this;
Aperitif and nibbles
Gazpacho shots, iced chives, crispy capers
Courgette and dill fritters, bobby beans, avocado & mint salsa
Sweet potato and chilli gnocchi, carrot purée, hazelnuts, sage oil
Wild mushroom and artichoke pilaf, roast garlic, cavolo nero, tofu beignet
Summer berry soup, basil sorbet, coconut gel, black pepper tuile
Coffee/tea and rum truffles
Next supper club will be on Saturday 27th September (fully booked), 7.30pm, five courses for £30 including aperitif and coffee (pay on the night in cash/Bristol pounds). BYO drinks. Menu to follow nearer the time.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Also coming soon; Bristol beer dinner for Bristol Beer Week on Friday 12th September with beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones. £40 for five course supper with locally made beers to match each course. £10 per person deposit to be paid to Grape & Grind on booking places, the remaining £30 per person to be paid on the night. Menu and beer matches to follow shortly!
More details here; http://wp.me/p1aZKi-lh
Email email@example.com for enquiries.
To be added to the mailing list for future events, enquiries, private bookings, cookery lessons, gift vouchers or to reserve places, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Taking bookings for Christmas parties now.
Please notify me of any specific dietary requirements when booking, thanks. Vegetarian options are always available.
I accept Bristol Pounds and txt2pay £B (BishopstonSC)
Private bookings, private catering and various homemade produce also available, please email for details.
NB. My events are held in my Bishopston home, just off Gloucester Rd by the cricket ground and St. Andrews park. The address, menu and details will be sent out to booked guests a few days before each event.
For more info about Bishopston Supper Club, and reviews, read on…
About the Bishopston Supper Club
I’ve always enjoyed cooking for others and entertaining guests at home, in my own relaxed and informal way. For me, food is a great way to communicate and express oneself. After starting a ‘Come dine with me’ style supper club where the hosting was shared between the members of the group, I decided I wanted to host more dinners myself. The guests would then not have to reciprocate but contribute a suggested donation towards the cost of ingredients (£30 per person is recommended for 5-7 courses, which is great value compared to a restaurant, especially when you bring your own drinks). I aim to use seasonal, locally & ethically sourced produce to create homely, simple classics with a pinch of my own personality thrown in. Everything (as much as possible) is homemade, including the bread, and some produce is even homegrown. It is a refreshing change from working in a professional kitchen (I’ve been a professional chef for 17 years) and I love every minute. My guests all sit together so it’s very informal and friendly, great for meeting new people. Guests bring their own drinks, an open mind, and leave their donation in cash in envelopes which I provide at the end of the meal. There is no dress code. Those who are booked in will receive an email a few days before the event containing details such as the address and menu. My style of cooking is rustic and flavourful, mainly classic British & French inspired cuisine. The events are run at a leisurely pace, I usually only do one sitting. I do all the cooking and serving myself, I have an assistant on hand on the day to help with washing up etc. Please note my events are an alternative dining experience, I don’t put on entertainment or guide social interaction. Please prepare to be sociable and entertain yourselves while I feed you delicious food!
Relax and enjoy!
NB. BSC HQ is a registered food business, I have a 5 star food hygiene rating, level 3 food safety & first aid certs., and public liability insurance. Probably one of the safest places to eat in Bristol ;-)
Here’s my business listed on the national food hygiene ratings site:
(Photo by Jed Alder)
Evening Post – 2011: Very proud to be one of Mark Taylor’s Food Highlights of the year! http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Food-2011-Highlights-year/story-14267624-detail/story.html
I offer gift vouchers for the Supper Club or Cookery Lessons for Christmas/birthday/anniversary/Valentines presents £30 each. Available from me, or Grape & Grind on Gloucester Road.
I also sell my homemade preserves and make cakes etc. to order.
I am available for private catering, and private or group cookery lessons, please email to enquire or book. More details on the Cookery Workshops and Private Bookings pages.
(Photos by Jed Alder)
To keep up to date with the latest news follow me on twitter (@restingchef & @BishopstonSC), ‘like’ the supper club facebook page (@restingchef on Instagram) or email me at email@example.com.
(Photo by Jed Alder)
NB. I am happy to supply vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free alternatives, or adapt the menu to accommodate specific dietary requirements, please ask in advance.
Supper for strangers – Bishopston Supper Club featured in the Bristol Evening Post and Metro http://t.co/YzrQIWk.
Bristol Bites’ Review – Second Bishopston Supper Club – January 14th 2011 « Bristol Bites Blog
(Photo by Rich Stapleton)
“Best truffles ever!” – Xanthe Clay
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